George named interim town manager

Sep 04, 2019
Courtesy of: Thomaston Town Office Kara George has been named Thomaston's interim town manager.

Thomaston — Following an executive session Tuesday, Sept. 3, the Thomaston Board of Selectmen voted unanimously to appoint Town Clerk Kara George as the interim town manager.

After the resignation of former Town Manager Valmore Blastow Jr., the town of Thomaston hired consultant Don Gerrish of Eaton and Peabody Consulting Group July 8 to assist in the town manager search.

After proceeding with the hiring process by advertising the position, selecting candidates to interview, and conducting interviews, the Personnel Committee recommended to the Select Board to advertise the position again at the beginning of next year.

Gerrish will continue to assist the town with the next town manager search.

George will fill the position of interim manager while the search continues into the new year.

She has worked for the town of Thomaston since 2017 and previously worked for the city of Rockland for seven years as finance clerk, voter registrar, assistant clerk and assistant tax collector.

She has a bachelor's degree in marketing management from Thomas College in Waterville and is a member of Maine Municipal Association and the Maine Town and City Clerk Association.

Comments (5)
Posted by: BRIAN VEILLEUX | Sep 07, 2019 09:01

Congrats  Kara

Posted by: Mary A McKeever | Sep 06, 2019 13:43

You know the old saying, when you want a job done, hire a woman! Good choice here....

Posted by: Ria Biley | Sep 05, 2019 12:55

Congratulations, Kara!

Posted by: Joanne Lee Richards | Sep 04, 2019 21:13

Fantastic news! Kara is just what we need right now. Congratulations!

Posted by: Mary Perry | Sep 04, 2019 19:44

Congratulations, Kara.  You'll do a great job and we are happy for you!


If you wish to comment, please login.